Wednesday, January 15, 2014

There's something I should be doing more of

This blog post was inspired by Not Before my Tea's Blog Reader Appreciation Series  :)

I definitely know what it is I should be doing more of...reading for leisure. Whenever I read a book review or maybe see someone Instagram a book that looks interesting, I look it up. If I like the reviews I go ahead and take a snap shot of the book and add it to my book wish list BUT I never actually get around to buying any of them. Now that i'm living the oh so fabulous post-grad life, I have plenty of free time right now to actually read for leisure. Anyways I'll stop rambling. I gathered up all of my snap shots and put this together:

The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You   The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun    The Alchemist    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Bossypants (Enhanced Edition)       Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers     Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead     Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

1. The Honest Life  / 2. The Happiness Project / 3. The Alchemist 4. Is everyone hanging out without me 
5. Tina Fey Bossypants / 6. Nice Girls Don't Get The Corner Office / 7. Lean In / 8. Tuesdays With Morrie

If you're looking for a new book, feel free to look any of these up. I'm starting with number 2. Hope you find something you like!! Do you have any book recommendations?

XO,
Ash

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Number 9- Blog About a Date

I'm going to blame all of those Sex and the City reruns I watched over summer for influencing me to want to channel my inner Carrie Bradshaw. Carrie has some big (and cute) shoes to fill. Had I actually written this over summer...well I'm not really sure what I would have said about one of the dates I went on SO I guess the cool thing about finally updating my blog months later is I can add a little more introspect :) I think the greatest lesson I've learned within the last couple of months is you can't see dating as a waste of time. As annoying & exhausting as dating can be, it helps you figure out what it is you ultimately want in a serious relationship, you learn a great deal about yourself and you grow from it. I'm not saying go out and become a serial dater. I'm just saying don't be afraid to put yourself out there a little. You can benefit a lot from it. What are your thoughts on dating? 

Well this is the end of my summer bucket list blog posts. I completed 7/10 not too shabby. 


Peace & Love,
Ash